About Elaine

Elaine Rombola

Pianist Elaine Rombola Aveni, a native of Los Angeles transplanted to the Boston area, performs regularly and teaches in her home studio in Danvers and around the Boston area.

She has both bachelor and master of music degrees in piano performance (Oberlin and New England Conservatories); she has given solo performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Tokyo, Kochi, Oberlin, New York, New Haven and Boston. A recent highlight was a series of performances at Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano as part of the Black Mountain College exhibit (2016). She performed the Franck Symphonic Variations with the Salem Philharmonic in 2009. Recently she's focused on chamber music performances, in particular as part of RAHA Duo with violist Amelia Hollander Ames, both in the Boston area as well as in NYC and Jersey City. She has appeared with large ensembles around Boston such as the NEC Philharmonia, the Callithumpian Consort, and Sound Icon.

An avid supporter and performer of the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, she was Program Director for Stephen Drury's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at NEC (described as "new music heaven" and "a collection of like-minded pariahs") from 2005-2016. She has worked with composers George Crumb, Lee Hyla, Rand Steiger, Chaya Czernowin, Vinko Globokar, Nicholas Vines, Marti Epstein, Anthony Green, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Emily Koh, and many others. She lives in Danvers with her husband and two sons.